Hamilton Wins Sixth Formula One Title at U.S. Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton has become just the second driver to win six F1 world titles after clinching the 2019 championship in the United States GP.
The result means Hamilton becomes the second most successful F1 driver of all time – moving him to within one championship of all-time record-holder Michael Schumacher, whose tally of seven is now within his reach.
“Still we rise, guys,” a jubilant Hamilton told the team after the race, echoing the motivational message he carries on his race helmet and has tattooed on his back.
He added: “What an incredible weekend guys, thank-you so much. I can’t believe it! I really can’t believe it.”
The 2019 crown is Hamilton’s third in a row and fifth since joining Mercedes nearly seven years ago. He won his first title with McLaren in 2008.
Hamilton told Sky F1’s Martin Brundle: “It’s just overwhelming. It was such a tough race today. Yesterday was a really difficult day for us, Valtteri did a fantastic job.
“Today I just wanted to recover and deliver the one-two for the team. I didn’t think the one-stop would be possible.
“I’m filled with so much emotion. It’s an honour to be up here with those greats.”
Hamilton has secured the championship with 10 victories out of the 19 races held so far this season, with two remaining in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.
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